Beach Thursday Pic of the Week – Smathers Beach, Key West

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Key West, Florida is known for a lot of things – Mallory Square, Southernmost Point, Duval St., Ernest Hemingway and other touristy draws. Most notably not on that list is its beaches and there’s a reason. They typically don’t have the soft sand associated with islands. Let’s just say this – you aren’t digging to China on most of its beaches unless you plan on losing your fingers along the way.

There will be defenders of Key West’s beaches and most of them will point to Smathers Beach. Located on the southern shore of the island, Smathers is probably the most bustling of Key West’s beaches. While most locals will warn you against swimming there, its south coast location offers breathtaking sunset views. And there’s actual sand instead of the coral remnants typically found on other beaches in the Florida Keys. Did I mention free parking? That’s worth its weight in gold in Key West.

To download the high resolution version of the image above, head on over to the Wallpapers page and be sure to check out the Facebook page for our “Beach pics of the day” posts. Vote for your favorite by “liking” the photo and each week, we’ll post the winning image and a high resolution image of it for your viewing and downloading pleasure … but it will only be available for one week.

Image is part of the public domain and is free for use with no attribution required. However, if you’d like to attribute us for featuring it, we certainly wouldn’t be bitter about it. We might even be a little giddy.

Author: Tom W.

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